• Navalny's top aide says Putin was 'dumb' to put him in prison because it turned him into a symbol

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement WASHINGTON, DC - Russian Vladimir Putin made a mistake putting Alexei Navalny in prison because it's turned him into a symbol, allowing him to attract attention worldwide, according to Leonid Volkov, the Russian opposition leader's chief of staff.
    When Navalny was receiving treatment in Germany after being poisoned in Siberia last August, his aides discussed what could happen upon the anti-corruption campaigner's return to Moscow and concluded it was probable he could be arrested and imprisoned. But they also thought it would be "dumb" of Putin to go this route...
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